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1st Question: How old were you when you went to college?
Mrs. Heavlin-Martinez’s response: I was 18 when I went to college. I went right out of high school.
2nd Question: When did you go to college?
Mrs. Heavlin-Martinez’s response: I began college in the fall of 2005.
3rd Question: What college did you go to?
Mrs. Heavlin-Martinez’s response: I went to San Francisco State University for my undergraduate degrees and went to Fresno State for my credential.
4th Question: When did you start considering about becoming a teacher?
Mrs. Heavlin Martinez’s response: I’ve always wanted to be a teacher. My grandmother taught 1st grade for 60 years; my other grandmother was a Special Education teacher. Both of my parents worked in schools as well. I worked in childcare from when I was 14 until I was 23. At 24, I decided to get the certificate that would allow me to teach elementary and middle school.
5th Question: What was your favorite subject in school and why?
Mrs. Heavlin-Martinez’s response: My favorite subjects were science, history, and art. I love learning about how things work and where we, as a species, came from. I think it’s so fascinating to learn about how humanity has grown and changed over the years. Ancient mythology and civilizations are probably my absolute favorite part of history. Science is amazing because, not only does it explain the universe around us, but it helps us discover our history and our place in the universe. Art is fun because I like to make pretty messes and read comic books.
6th Question: What was your favorite class in highschool?
Mrs, Heavlin-Martinez’s response: Probably World History or AP Physics.
7th Question: What was your favorite class in college?
Mrs. Heavlin-Martinez’s response: Greek Mythology. I love learning the stories.
8th Question: What was a class you succeeded in?
Mrs. Heavlin-Martinez’s response: I succeeded in a lot of areas, but I think I was most successful in math, especially Geometry. Not because it was easy, but because I worked hard and did ok, even though it was really difficult for me!
9th Question: What college would you recommend for students?
Mrs. Heavlin-Martinez’s response: I would recommend that students do their general education at a community college and then transfer to the university they most like. Not only does it help you get into more college, but it will also save you money in the long run. A 4 year university was very expensive; I wish known that I could transfer after two years!
10th Question: If there was a class in school that you had difficulty in, what was it and why?
Mrs. Heavlin-Martinez’s response: I always had trouble with math. I’m a hands-on learner, so it was hard for me to understand equations. This was also before teachers taught students why math was being done the way it was. It was hard for me to wrap my head around the abstract concepts. I feel a lot more confident in math now, thanks to my really patient geometry teacher in high school!